So how shall we ponder the birth of Christ when we have the death of our country in our face, a country deconstructing before our eyes--by the hour? How shall we clothe our spirits with Lord's song in a land which has become strange to us? (Psalm 137:4)
Yes, America is fast becoming something it never was before, never intended to be, and specifically designed not to be. Patriots are becoming foreigners in our own land. Our hearts are truly broken. It is a desperate situation.''
Arms and prayer were what created America, certainly. Is this the only hope for preserving America? If so, we need to organize, to prepare, to be ready. It appears the only alternative is to sit back, vote now and then, and simply watch it all crumble in our face. If we do nothing, we will see America dissolve into some other political entity, some hideous, atribilious amalgamation of Communism, corporate capitalism, all miserably mixed with elections--of corrupt individuals who will wreak only more of the same upon us.
America is about to be over, for good. It seems that a rally of righteous indignation is our last gasp for life. Yes, Christmas season is here. The wind will blow, the snow will fall, the lights will sparkle, many gifts will be given. But this Christmas, 2008, is shadowed by the very worst time American history. It is not the birth of Christ, but the yeaning of monstrous deformity that dominates this Christmas. It is not sentiment, but tyranny that prevails. It is an impossible Christmas. It was never so far from our present state of mind.''
I must admit that Yeagley's words paint a rather bleak and stark picture, but yet he holds out some hope -- doesn't he?
No doubt there are people out there who think this is a wonderful, unprecedented time, a new dawn for America. It seems that not all of us share that feeling; there are others like Yeagley and the people I've talked to who feel a sense of uneasiness, to put it mildly.
In the comments section following this piece, Dr. Yeagley says that he thinks this crumbling of America, or its metamorphosis into something else, may be a subtle thing, a more gradual and insidious process, which may go unnoticed as it is happening. I believe that may be true; I've thought about it considerably.
Maybe it's human nature to want to close one's eyes to danger signals or any kind of unsettling reality. Most of us would prefer that our lives would go on undisturbed, and most do not want to acknowledge the possibility that we may have to actually do something, or make some kind of difficult choice, so it's better to try to ignore or downplay any disturbing realities. Inertia is very powerful.
So many of us will go on with our everyday lives, as always, while America metamorphoses into whatever it is going to be, and many of us will deny that anything has happened. That's not a good thing; willful denial can be very hard to overcome, and if we have a population that is in denial about the fact that something is happening, or about to happen.
But for those of us who are aware, what do we do with that awareness? That seems to be Yeagley's question, more or less.
Are the options he posits the only available options?
Is the solution something that is dependent on mass 'awakening', or might it happen on an individual basis? Charles Mackay, in Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, said
"Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."